The mission of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies is to create educational and training opportunities, entrepreneurship and business development that will enhance the economic security of our community. SCPS rejects expressions of hatred and bigotry in all forms, supports racial and social justice and deplores the inequities that continue in American society. We are committed to our diverse Bronx community and all our partner agencies, colleges, community based organizations, unions and economic development organizations.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some SCPS classes and services are provided live-online. Check programs below for specific details or email.
Continuing Education - CE@lehman.cuny.edu
Adult Degree Program- firstname.lastname@example.org
Workforce Education- email@example.com
Small Business - SBDC.Bronx@lehman.cuny.edu
Bronx Business Tech Incubator - firstname.lastname@example.org
The School of Continuing & Professional Studies (SCPS) plays an essential role in fulfilling the college’s mission of serving the Bronx and surrounding region as an intellectual, economic and cultural center.
The school is financially self-supporting through grants, contracts, tuition and fees.
SCPS Programs Offer Bronx Businesses and Community Residents:
Opportunities for personal and professional development
Industry certification and licensing
Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees
Fernando Delgado, President of Lehman College
Dear Prospective Student,
Lehman College is the ideal place for you to continue to enhance your academic and professional endeavors this semester.
Lehman’s affordability, course offerings and quality education are pillars of opportunity contributing to its ranking of fourth in the nation for enabling the social mobility of its students. Lehman has also recently been ranked by the Wall Street Journal and Money Magazine as one of the nation’s best colleges for your money. A study conducted by the New York Times and the Urban Institute also found that Lehman College students graduate at a rate placing it among the best performing institutions for student degree completion across the country. All of these indicators demonstrate how Lehman College will work for you.
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) offers a wide array of high-quality programs and certificates that can play a critical role in providing students with the tools necessary to position themselves competitively in the workforce, in New York and around the world. I trust you will find that some of the options in this bulletin fit your needs and will further your personal advancement and development.
All the best,
Jane MacKillop, Dean of School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Lehman College is gradually re-opening, and we are happy to welcome fully vaccinated students on campus and at CUNY on the Concourse. During lockdown we have adapted to remote learning and discovered new ways to stay in touch and keep teaching and learning. We will continue to offer most classes online in the spring semester. However, we are opening CUNY on the Concourse for at least three days in the spring and including English as a Second Language classes as well as IT (A+, Cisco networking) and health care certification (Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, EMT, CPR, EKG, phlebotomy, Pharmacy Tech and Dental Assistant). We are also re-opening the Testing Center for CLEP tests.
Welcome back to our friends and neighbors who continue to take classes with us, pursue training for professional certificates and entrust us with your career and your education. Thank you for your confidence.
Do you want to advance your career, build your business, upgrade your skills or finish your degree? Every year over 13,000 people like you come to the School of Continuing and Professional Studies to move their careers to the next level.
Licenses and Certificates
You can become certified in a vast array of professional areas: IT, health, finance, education and social services. More Info
Kimberly Kendall, Interim Associate Dean, School of Continuing and Professional Studies and Director, Workforce Education Program
The Workforce Education Program connects Lehman College to the Bronx community through customized programs and services. We partner with local employers, non-profits, and unions to deliver high-quality yet affordable programing through grants or contracts. Visit the Workforce Education Program website for more information https://www.lehman.edu/academics/workforce-education/index.php
Pamela Hinden, Director of Adult Degree Program
The Adult Degree Program (ADP) at Lehman has a nearly four decade record of success helping working adults achieve their dream of a college degree. The program offers an exceptional array of services and opportunities for adults earning their Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Master of Arts in Liberal studies degrees. Visit the Adult Degree Program website for more information.
Director of Continuing Education
Our professional certificate programs and courses have been helping thousands of adults achieve their career and personal goals. The Lehman Academy for Children and Teens offers Saturday academic and recreational classes and the Summer Camp at Lehman filled with exciting activities. Experienced and dedicated instructors, convenient locations, affordable tuition, and a myriad of classes to choose from are hallmarks of Lehman's Continuing Education program. Visit the Continuing Education website for more information.
Lawrence Fauntleroy, Director Experiential Learning, Blackstone Launchpad, Tech Talent Pipelinene
The Tech Talent Pipeline (TTP) provides Computer Science majors with an opportunity to apply for subsidized internships. The TTP Residency helps Computer Science majors get internships with tech companies and helps them land employment before graduation. Visit the TTP website for more information. https://lehmancuny2x.com/
Samira Bahrami, Director, CUNY on the Concourse
CUNY on the Concourse (COTC) is a 26,000-square foot facility located at the corner of Fordham Road and the Grand Concourse in the heart of the Bronx. The facility is comprised of a business incubator, healthcare training labs, computer labs, a testing center, classrooms and office space. COTC is an integral part of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS), whose mission is to create educational and training opportunities and foster entrepreneurship and business development that will enhance the economic security of the Bronx community. COTC is currently open part-time for classes and academic testing. Visit the Bronx Business Tech Incubator website for more information https://lehman.edu/techincubator/index.php
Regional Director, Small Business Development Center
Since 1987, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Lehman College has provided valuable services to those looking to start a business, as well as owners of existing businesses. The assistance, all free, includes one-on-one counseling with expert advisors, as well as training, educational workshops, and access to resources. Topics addressed include the business plan, sources of funding, developing marketing plans, regulations and licensing, the international market, and e-commerce, among others.
Assisting small businesses to recover from the severe effects of the pandemic is an essential part of the work of the SBDC. In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBDC is processing disaster recovery loans with the N.Y.C. Department of Small Business Services and the Empire State Development Corporation to help businesses qualify for low-interest loans and employee retention grants.
Our mission is to encourage entrepreneurship and economic diversification, contribute to the economic vitality of the Bronx and surrounding region, and address workforce needs through collaborations with employers and emerging sectors of the economy. Visit https://nysbdc.org for more information..